Google has released Android Q beta 3 update for its Pixels devices. The company also listed some devices from other brands that will be getting the update. The idea is for Android users to get a look and feel of the new improved operating system, coming from the tech giant. While we await the official release of the final version of the OS, it is still unclear what Google plans to call Android Q. The official release date is planned for Q3 2019 and that is between July and September of this year.
Here is a breakdown of the launch schedule;
- Beta 1 (initial release, beta)
- Beta 2 (incremental update, beta)
- Beta 3 (incremental update, beta)
- Beta 4 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta)
- Beta 5 (release candidate for testing)
- Beta 6 (release candidate for final testing)
- Final release to AOSP and ecosystem
How to download the Android Q beta?
To download and install the latest version of Android Q Beta on your phone, if you are a Pixel user, is to visit this PAGE. There is an option to opt in and accept the Android Beta Program Terms of Service. Where you have completed the enrollment process, you will start receiving regular over-the-air updates to the latest Android Q beta builds.
If you are already on the program an has not received the update via OTA, then you can visit the links below to update your device.
While for non Pixel users, see links below;
Asus ZenFone 5Z − instructions HERE
Essential Phone − instructions HERE
Huawei Mate 20 Pro − instructions HERE
LG G8 − instructions HERE
Nokia 8.1 − instructions HERE
OnePlus 6T − instructions HERE
Oppo Reno − instructions HERE
Realme 3 Pro − instructions HERE
Sony Xperia XZ3 − instructions HERE
Tecno Spark 3 Pro − instructions HERE
Vivo X27 − instructions HERE
Vivo Nex S − instructions HERE
Vivo Nex A − instructions HERE
Xiaomi Mi 9 − instructions HERE
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G − instructions HERE
See the complete List Of Smartphones Getting Android Q Beta 3 Update
Google also made it known that updating could cause errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device. For this reason, it is important that you back up data on the device before updating to Android Q. You can also choose to opt out of the program after signing up. Please note that opting out will cause all your data on the device will be wiped. To prevent this from happening, Google says you choose to stay enrolled until the end of the program, you will receive an update to the stable public release of Q. Most importantly, your device will not be wiped.
The company wrote;
The current release contains significant behavior changes that affect apps in particular. The latest updates around isolated storage may cause issues with apps that access photos, videos, media, or other files stored on your device, such as when browsing or sharing in social media apps.
You will not be able to unenroll and revert back to a lower public release version of Android without first wiping all locally saved data on your device. You may also encounter issues restoring a backup.